21st-century talent spotting is about the tricky business of hiring and promoting the leaders your company needs for the future.

We draw on research and insights from the HBR article “21st-Century Talent Spotting,” by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz.

Claudio is a senior adviser at the executive search firm Egon Zehnder who spent 30 years studying the factors that influence executives’ performance.

His work reveals a fundamental change in how companies should think about talent. They need to move away from a focus on skills and competencies to what really matters: potential.